The stakes in Wednesday’s debates are high. The winner gets to see how to “Travel Like a President” (Travel, 8 p.m.).
Well, I guess one of them already knows how to do so. But instead of just showing how they fly – the series looks into all the other accommodations necessary on a travel schedule, around the corner or around the globe. Typically any big move includes 200 hotel rooms, two jumbo 747s, two passenger jets, five helicopters, 35 motorcade vehicles, charter flights for the press and others.
The special includes information about the day Obama went out for burgers from the White House and the details of a New York lunch between President Obama and former President Clinton that employed personnel to taste everything they were going to consume.
It’s followed by the new series “Airport 25/7: Miami” (Travel, 9 p.m.) about the day to day drama at the Miami International Airport.
A second season starts for “Hart of Dixie” (The CW, 8 p.m.) with Zoe still trying to decide begween George and Wade.
Melanie Griffiths stars as Sabrina’s mother and potential new mother in law of Jimmy when Jimmy and Sabrina gets engaged on the season premiere of “Raising Hope” (Fox, 8 p.m.). Griffith is actually the mother of another star of a Fox comedy – Dakota Johnson of “Ben and Kate” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) that immediately follows.
There’s another notable guest star on “Raising Hope”: Tippi Hedren. The show by now has an easy humor and an even wider ensemble of funny people to deliver it.
In the new “Animal Intervention” (Nat Geo Wild, 9 p.m.), Alison Easwood and Donald Schultz confront people who foolishly (and often illegally) harbor exotic and dangerous wildlife as pets. In the premiere they confront a couple who keep four monkeys in their RV and a magician who uses three tigers and two leopards in their act.
The blind auditions are over on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.), but here’s one more episode to summarize the process to date.
The season opener of “Giuliana & Bill” (Style, 8 p.m.) was shot before their baby was born.
On “Face Off” (Syfy, 9 p.m.), contestants have to create monsters based on drawings of children.
Liam Neeson ventures “Inside the Actors Studio” (Bravo, 7 p.m.).
The first in a new batch of sports documentaries under the title “30 for 30,” is Billy Corben’s examination of big time sports stars whose finances go kaput in the film “Broke” (ESPN, 8 p.m.). Not to be confused with “Brokeback Mountain” (Showtime 2, 8 p.m.).
Another half dozen semifinalists sing in a live showdown on “The Next” (The CW, 9 p.m.).
“Parenthood” (NBC, 10 p.m.) has been very good lately.
A second dancer will be eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 9 p.m.); Bristol Palin had the worst judges’ score by far this week.
“Sons of Anarchy” (Fox, 10 p.m.) reels from the violent act of last week and Ashley Tisdale begins a surprising role.
“Chef Race: UK vs. U.S.” (BBC America, 10 p.m.) continues.
“Private Practice” (ABC, 10 p.m.) reaches its 100th episode. So they spend the episode looking back.
Something very strange has happened to the History channel. After a couple of episodes of “Pawn Stars” (History, 8 and 8:30 p.m.) is followed by the two hour “How Playboy Changed the World” (History, 9 p.m.).
New neighbors move in on “New Girl” (Fox, 9 p.m.).
Though she might as well turn the question on herself, the new “Oprah: Where Are They Now” (OWN, 10 p.m.) concentrates on people she interviewed on her old daytime show.
Turner Classic Movies spends Tuesdays this month examining how people with disabilities have been depicted in film. Accordingly, films will be preented with both closed captioning and audio description via secondary audio for those with visual disabilities.
The 20 film overlook begins with “An Affair to Remember” (8 p.m.) and continues with “A Patch of Blue” (10:15 p.m.), “Butterflies are Free” (12:15 a.m.), “Gaby – A True Story” (2:15 a.m.), and “The Sign of the Ram” (4:15 a.m.).
Kelly & Michael: Tom Sellick, Mamie Gummer, Heart. The View: Jenny McCarthy, Keke Palmer. The Talk: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jason O’Mara, Taylor Handley, Sarah Jones. Ellen DeGeneres: Matchbox Twenty.
David Letterman: Martin Short, Kat Dennings. Jay Leno: Carol Burnett, Armie Hammer, Lang Lang. Jimmy Kimmel: Ty Burrell, Psy. Jimmy Fallon: Anderson Cooper, Mamie Gummer, Kendrick Lamar. Craig Ferguson: Mindy Kaling, Carrot Top. Carson Daly: Brother Ali, Desaparecidos. Tavis Smiley: Jeffrey Sachs. Jon Stewart: Liam Neeson. Stephen Colbert: Jorge Ramos. Conan O’Brien: Ashley Greene, Hari Kondabolu. Chelsea Handler: Victoria Justice, Dov Davidoff, Fortune Feimster, Gary Valentine.